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I got black warts on my balls and they itch like hell...?

I got tiny black warts on my balls (some are skin color) and they itch a lot. 7 years ago a skin-specialist told me my condition is called Pruritus and my depression has a bearing on it. She gave me a hydrocortisone cream and antidepressant pills for it. I discontinued the cream out of concern because I found out it's a steroid.

Would anyone happen to know of a safer treatment and would they know why are some of my warts black.

Don't worry. In 2 or 3 days they will be gone when your d*ck falls off.  (+ info)

what shall I do?

I have a very hard allergy, sneezing, pruritus my eyes, sometimes making sound while breathing, or breathing difficultly especialy while sleeping in the nights.
what is the best way to keep my self safe with this?

Breathing difficulty while sleeping could be a sign of sleep apnea. I know of a few people who have this and, on very rare occasions, I also have difficulties but in my case its because of allergies or a cold or some such stuffing up my nose and throat, so I don't think I'm a regular case. If it is sleep apnea, though, you need to get that treated as soo as you can because, in some cases, it can be life threatening. At the very least, you won't be getting much restful sleep.  (+ info)

Natural worming, cronic gastritis?

Hi everybody. Sorry for my english. Please help me. How it woul be the natural treatment helycobacter pylori. Possibily I going to taking the breath's test. How it would be the beast treatment, homeopathic, or herbs. i have a pruritus too. A doctor prescribed me zentel as a antibacterian. A person told me everybody has a parasites and in the analisis there isnt anynone, it's not mean that one not have a parasites. i have all the syptoms about parasites. I made a coprologic test about parasites and in this test there wasnt anything. I feel stich in the right side.I have bloated belly. Tahnk you for paid attention
I felt a itching in the rectal area.
In the book ultraprevention said that the best suplement is gluthation. Anyone has tried.
I have some hives lately.
Thank you for answer me Mr S. I'll read the articules.

Maybe its your diet. You may need more fiber, but make sure you get a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure you get good exercise and plenty of rest too.

Forget the homeopathy - it's a scam.
http://www.skepdic.com/homeo.html  (+ info)

progressive chronic kidney disease; Anorexic, but gaining weight...why?

* 46-year-old Aboriginal
* type 2 diabetes mellitus
* Eight weeks ago she had an arteriovenous fistula
* past week she has experienced anorexia, nausea, vomiting, problems with concentration and pruritus
* Complains of swelling in her feet and hands
* Has gained 4.5 kg in the past 2 weeks
Can somebody please help? Ta

What are the symptoms of CKD?
Most people may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced. However, you may notice that you:

-feel more tired and have less energy
-have trouble concentrating
-have a poor appetite
-have trouble sleeping
-have muscle cramping at night
-have swollen feet and ankles
-have puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning
-have dry, itchy skin
-need to urinate more often, especially at night

Symptoms of uremia include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, malaise, asterixis, muscle weakness, platelet dysfunction, pericarditis, mental status changes, seizures and, possibly, coma. These symptoms result from the accumulation of several toxins in addition to urea; thus, no strict correlation exists between clinical presentation and plasma blood urea nitrogen (BUN)and creatinine levels.

Acute uremia or uremia resulting from progressive disease is an indication for immediate dialysis. Patients with kidney failure should be evaluated for kidney transplantation.

The person in question is at high risk for chronic kidney disease due to her DM type 2 and because she belongs to the population group. with a high risk for DM and hypertension.

Look at the criteria list below:

Anyone can get chronic kidney disease at any age. However, some people are more likely than others to develop kidney disease. You may have an increased risk for kidney disease if you:

have diabetes
have high blood pressure
have a family history of chronic kidney disease
are older
belong to a population group that has a high rate of diabetes or high blood pressure, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians

Type-2 diabetes is the main factor attributed to more African American women experiencing kidney failure. Usually brought on by obesity, diabetes is the number one risk factor for chronic kidney disease. High blood pressure is the second most common risk factor for kidney disease. Making women aware of the risks of chronic kidney disease and the measures to prevent CKD will hopefully reverse this upward trend.

What can kidney patients do to help themselves?
Take an active role in learning about kidney disease and treatment. Follow the prescribed diet and fluid limits. Take all medications properly and tell the doctor of any side effects. Ask for an exercise program to help muscle tone, strength, and endurance. Your doctor and dietitian can suggest a weight gain or loss program, if needed. Lead a healthy lifestyle. Be aware of other things that could affect your sexual functioning, such as drinking too much alcohol and smoking.

Side effects of certain medicines and complications from uremia can cause fatigue, menstrual irregularities and decreased sexual desire.


Despite optimal treatment, kidney function may continue to deteriorate. Ultimately, patients may develop uremia and kidney failure. Symptoms of uremia include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, malaise, asterixis, muscle weakness, platelet dysfunction, pericarditis, mental status changes, seizures and, possibly, coma. These symptoms result from the accumulation of several toxins in addition to urea; thus, no strict correlation exists between clinical presentation and plasma blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels.

Acute uremia or uremia resulting from progressive disease is an indication for immediate dialysis. Patients with kidney failure should be evaluated for kidney transplantation.

Her classical symptoms including anorexia, nausea , vomitng, decreased cognition-are that of an acute uremic state. That's why an A-V fistula or shunt is placed most likely on her arm as an access for immediate hemodialysis treatment to remove excess fluid and waste products such as creatinine
and BUN from her body.

Her decreased cognition or concentration is due to anemia. Anemia can also lead to fatigue. Anemia can be treated with erythropoietin ( a type of protein hormone produced by specialized cells in the kidneys) However, sometimes the actual dialysis treatment is the cause of fatigue.

Use of steroids may cause weight gain, acne, and unwanted hair growth or loss. Swelling or pedal edema of the hands and feet could contribute to the weight gain.

In addition, the edema is due fluid overload and salt retention. Puffiness around the eyes and swelling of the hands and feet is one of the six warning signs of kidney disease. She might not be adhering to her strict prescribed diet of salt and water restriction.

Nausea and vomiting and edema is due to electrolyte and acid-base imbalance; hyperkalemia( high potassium), hyperphosphatemia ( high phosphorus)and metabolic acidosis.

Pruritus is common due to uremia and the build-up of nitrogenous waste products.and diabetic hyperglycemia. The kidneys are failing and are not capable of adequately getting rid of body waste products such creatinine and BUN. .

Leg cramps on her calves are due to hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia. She might experience these also during the tx due to the sudden removal of waste products. by the dialysis machine.( artificial kidney)

The chemical changes that occur in her body with kidney disease affect hormones, circulation, nerve function and energy level. These changes would account for her decreased appetite. Her anorexia might also be due to depression.

Some women become anxious about changes in their appearance, such as weight loss, or in the case of some PD patients, weight gain from the sugar in the dialysate. The catheter in the abdomen or fistula in the arm may also create anxiety either because a woman believes it is
unattractive or is afraid it could be damaged

Patients with chronic kidney disease are at risk for malnutrition and hypoalbuminemia. Both of these conditions are associated with poor outcomes in patients who are beginning dialysis

Hope this helped. This involved a lot of research on pathophysiology.  (+ info)

Magnesium Chelate?

I have pruritus on my scrotum and the doctor says that my nerve endings are too excited and need calmed down. Magnesium chelate says that it supports nerve function. Could this help calm down my nerve endings? If not what can i take orally to calm down the nerve endings and take away the itch?

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if u r smart people ..answer this !!!?

I know a woman ..she sometimes has dyspnea and all her body pruritus her i know this is allergies but why her legs and lips become swollen this is odema ...please answer me tell me what is the problem? thank u all
iodine is bad for her condition cuz it's high in histamin &this is another reason of her allergy.

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Vaginal Questions- Is this okay or do I need to see a doctor?

Okay, so, ever since I was about 10-12 (about when I was hitting puberty), I began to notice that I wasn't very symmetrical? My left nipple seems to be a little... "less active" than the right? But more than that, my vulva lips are very strange, I think... I don't look at enough vulvae I guess (lol).

But seriously, the right side seems to be okay but the left side, for as long as I can remember, has been dead looking??? It's a darker color and larger. It's almost like it's withered. It also seems to feel a lot less.

Also, recently I felt the very outside of my vagina, right outside of the opening, and it feels like there's a bunch of little bumps. very tiny bumps like sand grains... maybe slightly bigger.

It's been like this for years and now I'm pretty much a woman and yet I'm still too nervous to see a doctor. But if there's something seriously wrong with me then it'd be for the best. I don't care if you have to tell me I didn't clean my vagina enough or something gross (be honest) but please be respectful, if you can. Links, personal stories, and overall advice is much appreciated.

*I masturbate regularly but RARELY do I "insert" anything. I never insert anything thicker than a finger.
**I've never had sex.
***I will absolutely not post pictures >:|

It is normal for one side to be a different color or size. Some labia are also wrinkly. That is normal. Unless there is a loss of feeling, you are probably fine. I don't think you have to worry. Labia don't have much feeling anyway. Most people aren't symmetrical. So don't worry. You say you are pretty much a woman. Depending on your age, you may need to begin getting yearly pap smears and pelvic exams. Usually these begin between 18 and 20 years of age. When you begin this, mention it to your doctor. They can help you feel better about how it looks and help you with any feeling issues you may have.

Good luck.  (+ info)


ok im not sure but after research i think i may have Aquagenic pruritus because the itching is so SEVERE i can barely stand it. its the worst in my legs and arms and back. but i itch EVERYWHERE. i just took a shower and am in A LOT OF PAIN. its such a painfull itch that can last sometimes up to an hr. btw im not even sure if this is it but...

Well depending on how often you take a shower, what your doing when you take a shower is your washing your natural oils. So if your taking a shower once a week, you wont itch as much as you do when you take a shower once or more a day. Now I'm not telling you to stop showering, I'm just saying that you should check your soap. A moisturizing type is best. And you might want to check out your shampoo and conditioner. If its a cleaning type (I know that shampoo is supposed to clean your hair. But if it makes your hair feel squeaky, it might be running down your body and cleaning the natural oils off of your legs.) Also it might be your detergent. You might want to try changing around your cleaning liquids. If that doesn't help, it might not be dry skin. You might want to see your doctor to find out if its a skin condition. Good luck.  (+ info)

Any experts on Atkins or South Beach or other low carb high nutrition diets for comments?

I am looking for any expert advisers who would take the time to comment on my views.

Simply because I do not want to steer anyone down a path to poor health since I have been down several myself and with bad results.

So I am seeking comments on my post that follows:



After reading your question I thought I would give you some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices.

Keeping to any plan that fights against bad habits is tough but being fit and strong versus being fat and sickly is all about how many calories you eat versus how many you burn and IF the calories are mostly the BEST QUALITY PROTEINS or mostly junk sugar-carbs.

Many years ago I found that the Atkins Diet Plan made me healthier compared to my old high carb diet since it put my diabetes symptoms into remission, but PLEASE consider my experiences when I used the Atkins high cholesterol and fat philosophy for my long term nutrition.

After the Atkins plan promoted many diseases, what now works best in order for me to keep my pruritus-urticaria in remission, after my gallbladder-biliary-liver and heart disease problems, is a 96% VEGAN diet, (for the required B12), that is low-carb low-fat and HIGH-PROTEIN. Because of my gallbladder-biliary-liver disease I no longer can eat much olive oil or dressings or nuts or other fats or any cholesterol because it causes immediate pruritus since my liver’s biliary system is plugged with cholesterol and calcium sludge, and I can not eat too many carbs because of yeast infections that break out after one, two, or three high carb meals.

What I now do is what they teach most students in high school nutrition classes - which is to add up the vitamins and minerals from my ‘digestible’ foods and calculating the RDA's [Recommended Dietary Allowances] or DV's [Daily Reference Values] for each day to see if I am more than 100% for Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Thiamine-VitB1, Riboflavin-VitB2, Niacin-VitB3, VitB6-Pyridoxine, and Folate-VitB9. Things like bran are not digestible and not added since it is like a work horse or work oxen eating straw instead of digestible grass or alfalfa leaves.

Also, after I accidentally poisoned myself with supplements, I leaned that supplements like iron and magnesium and colloidal silver etc are super toxic since they are 'metallic' minerals and oftentimes raw fertilizers with a 1000 fold markup. These ‘metallic’ mineral supplements have not yet been converted into a non-toxic food when during photosynthesis the electrons in a fertilizer are stripped away making it the more positively charged ‘non-metallic’ and non-toxic mineral element within the plant. Also, the highly profitable synthetic vitamin supplements I used to purchase have no unambiguous research backing them, and there is some obviously valid research concluding that they are more toxic than beneficial to any animal that has ever consumed them.

What now keeps my diseases in remission is mostly a diet of cooked lentils then mixed with tomato sauce and boiled celery to make a quick microwave super high protein veg-chili. I boil all my foods since my digestive system is in such poor shape and I need as many nutrients as I can get out of the semi-expensive foods I buy.

I used to eat much more meat when I was an Atkins dieter, before my pruritus attacks became so obvious that the cholesterol and fats in the meat or eggs and the calcium in the homemade yogurt I was eating was the root cause to the problem. FYI - IF you know of people getting colon cancer, it was during my Atkins period I learned to always eat enough vegetables to be a minimum of 2 x the weight of the meat that I ate - in order to not have any constipation or worse. I used to have reddish stools since I was likely on my way to getting colon cancer myself from eating much more meat protein than I could ever digest properly in my stomach and colon.

After the Atkins Diet allowed my present health issues, I replaced the crock potted round steak or beef heart or chicken and sometimes river trout in my chili with lentils, because I learned that the nutritional content of lentils ranks high alongside, and comparable to, very lean meat or lean fish if it is grown in well fertilized soil. [Note: e.g. the labels on store bought spinach sometimes have a 4 fold difference in nutrition based upon the fertility of the soils and the growing methods for the farms it is grown on.]

I also eat a-lot of boiled frozen broccoli and boiled organic or re-washed and re-boiled canned spinach with a vinaigrette of organic sugar with glass_bottled_cider_vinegar. The glassware is because of some friends that got lupus from eating too much plastic stuff, or inhaling it since they were house painters who used vinyl paints.
The nutritional DV numbers that I now eat are three times what most others in my family are eating every day. I keep at about 100% and they are about 25 to 33%, but they are all morbidly obese diabetics. Even though I was once morbidly obese myself and had a heart attack from too many carbs for too long, (which I think gave me all the symptoms of beriberi, scurvy and pellagra, along with the beginnings of my gallbladder-biliary-liver disease), I am now more fit in comparison to most others I know.

I hope you have learned something from my ‘mistakes’ that will soon help you along your way.


My best to you and for your good health,

PS1 - I currently feel that what Dr. Fuhrman MD teaches is the best nutritional information available in the nation.




PS2 - Boiling spinach can reduce the pesticides from 80 to 95%+ as per canning studies done in the 70's, by boiling the pesticides off with the steam - after boiling it long enough to pull the pesticides out of the plant. Boiling also reduces the hundreds of percents of acid carbs, like folic acid, that makes eating a lot of raw spinach not digest easily and it would sometimes cause loose stools, and also breaks it down a first step so it is then easier to digest in the stomach. It also kills any bacteria or e-coli problems that may have somehow been introduced into the raw or commercially canned produce.


i was onj atkins for 2 months lost 4 dress sizes,but when i stop the diet i gained double  (+ info)

Anal Itching and Bumps?

I'm a young gay man in my 20's and my boyfriend and I engage in anal sex often, and he usually climaxes in me. We're both STD-free and I was his first, so we don't use condoms. But lately I've had anal itching that didn't really bother me at first. However, it's grown to be irritating and when I looked I saw red bumps closer to the inside of my anus (they aren't really visible on the outside, in particular). It doesn't really hurt, it's mostly just discomfort due to itching, and the bumps worry me.

I've never really had this problem before and I don't have any history of hemorrhoids, but I've had friends that did. I did some reading online and I think it might be Pruritus Ani, because it feels like it might just be irritation to the anus due to penetration and being over-moist, due to the lube and when I go to the bathroom after to get rid of the semen.

Yesterday I bought Hydrocortisone Plus (1%) and have applied it very lightly to the itchy area. I've also stopped itching and started padding it with a damp cloth and I'm planning on telling him that we can't have intercourse until it goes away.

But I'm not positive it's Pruritus Ani, and I don't have health insurance or a lot of money right now, so I can't afford a doctor's visit, at the moment. Can I take care of this at home with cleaning/Hydrocortisone if we stop having intercourse for a couple weeks? Does it sound like Pruritus Ani is an accurate assumption?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

It could be a yeast infection from being too clean and over moist. Try some Lamisil cream. The bumbs are just inflamed hair follicles.  (+ info)

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